Wylie is a city once solely located in Collin County but now extends into neighboring Dallas, and Rockwall counties in theU.S. state of Texas. It is located on State Route 78 about 20 miles (32 km) northeast of central Dallas and centrally located to nearby Lavon Lake and Lake Ray Hubbard.
Location of Wylie in Collin County, Texas
|Coordinates: 33°1′7″N 96°31′44″W|
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 35.317 square miles, of which 21.037 square miles is land and 14.280 square miles, or 40.43%, is water.
As of the 2010 census the population was 41,427, having grown 173.8% since the census of 2000, when there were 15,132 people, 5,085 households, and 4,108 families residing in the city. The population density was 781.2 people per square mile (301.6/km2). There were 5,326 housing units at an average density of 275.0 per square mile (106.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 90.45% White, 2.07% African American, 0.70% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 4.30% from other races, and 1.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.44% of the population.
There were 5,085 households out of which 50.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.9% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.2% were non-families. 15.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.96 and the average family size was 3.29.
In the city the population was spread out with 33.4% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 37.6% from 25 to 44, 15.9% from 45 to 64, and 5.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 97.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $58,393, and the median income for a family was $62,903. Males had a median income of $44,239 versus $31,084 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,987. About 2.4% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.3% of those under age 18 and 3.4% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2006 census estimate, the North Texas Central Council of Governments has placed the city's population at 33,000. Most recent estimates show the population approaching 39,000.